Monday, June 8, 2009

Hush, Little Baby...

The funny thing about babies is that they have an amazing ability to sleep at the most inconvenient times. These inconvenient times include, but are not limited to the following:

1. When someone else is watching her.
Thanks to a thoughtful mother-in-law my wife and I were able to escape to the movies for my birthday. We were gone 3 hours and baby girl slept for 3 hours. When we returned from the movies to feed her, mother-in-law said "Hey, she's doing well why don't you go get a bite to eat?" So out to dinner we went. We were gone 2 hours and baby girl slept for 2 hours...

2. When there is absolutely no time for us to sleep.
When she is awake we have no time to do normal house duties. She occupies all of our attention. So when she sleeps there are times that we have to make sure the house isn't caving in, the bills are paid, and the grass is cut. We can only do this when she is sleeping and during the day, as cutting the grass at 2am is probably against some town ordinance.

3. When we have visitors.
People come over and we look run down and exhausted then they look at our beautiful baby girl and see a calm and content sleeping baby. They look back at us and wonder why we're so tired. It's funny, no one believes us when we say she's a handful because whenever we have people over she's out like a light.

Two milestones this week: Dad turned 30 and baby girl 1 month old.


Anonymous said...

Haha, that's kind of funny. Must be the type of baby who is sleeping like a little angel when people see here, and not sleeping like a little angel when people don't see her. Or not sleeping at all.

Otter Thomas said...

We joked that our son was anti social because as soon as any people were around he went to sleep. Now he is very much a social fellow. Those days are long gone.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

And when they get older, they'll get their power naps in the car, when you're stuck driving.

My Bo was born 2 wks. after I turned 30! Happy late Birthday.